About the Commissioner

Lesley A. Crane

Lesley Crane was appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb in 2018 to serve as the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration. In this role, she is responsible for a 200+ employee organization that manages various state wide functions including procurement, public works, facilities management, fleet services, real estate, state surplus and minority and women’s business enterprise.

Prior to this role, Crane served as Speaker Brian C. Bosma’s Chief of Staff for five years, after serving as his Chief Counsel for six years. Previous to her government service, Crane was in private legal practice at the law firm of Krieg Devault, LLP, where her focuses were governmental affairs and health care.

Crane graduated from Butler University with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Political Science and Spanish in 1999 where she was awarded the Leroy A. Porteus Pre-Law Scholarship and a Butler University Academic Scholarship.  She attended law school at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where she graduated from the evening program in 2003.

She has served on a number of not for profit boards, including the Alpha Chi Omega House Corporation Board, the Exodus Refugee Board of Directors, and others, and is a graduate of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

She has a wonderful husband, three daughters, Maeve, 9, Glenn, 7, and Cora, 7, and a son, Joey, 6.